Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games
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[June 30, 2016]
June 29 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Wednesday:
Indians 3, Braves 0
The Cleveland Indians are one win away from tying their all-time
record for consecutive victories.
Danny Salazar won his sixth consecutive start and Lonnie Chisenhall
hit his third homer in five games as the Indians made it 12 in a row
with a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
The Indians' record winning streak is 13 games, first set in 1942
and matched in 1951.
Salazar (10-3) allowed five hits, walked none and struck out eight
over seven innings while lowering his ERA to 2.22 -- second in the
Cubs 9, Reds 2
Anthony Rizzo belted his first career inside-the-park home run in
the first inning and Kyle Hendricks allowed two runs over six frames
as the Chicago Cubs completed the sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with
a 9-2 victory.
Rizzo hit a liner to left-center field that caromed off the glove of
left fielder Adam Duvall and rolled to the warning track. Rizzo
raced around the bases to stake the Cubs to an early 3-0 lead.
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton, who nearly collided with Duvall
on the play, was struck on the left side of his face by the ball and
had to leave the game.
Tigers 10, Marlins 3
Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs and Daniel Norris
struck out a career-high eight batters as Detroit cruised past
Cabrera and Jarrod Saltamacchia, who also homered, had three hits
apiece for the Tigers.
Steven Moya added a solo shot, Victor Martinez had two hits and two
RBIs and Ian Kinsler contributed two hits and three runs scored.
Norris (1-0), making his second start of the season, gave up two
runs on eight hits in five innings.
Blue Jays 5, Rockies 3
Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez gave nearly all the Blue Jays'
relievers the afternoon off as he dazzled the Colorado Rockies.
Sanchez worked a season-high-tying eight innings as the Blue Jays
beat the Rockies 5-3.
Sanchez (8-1) got 14 outs on ground balls, including two double
plays. The Rockies managed just six singles off Sanchez, who issued
two walks and recorded three strikeouts during his 106-pitch outing.
Orioles 12, Padres 6
Yovani Gallardo's solid pitching enabled the Baltimore Orioles to
record their seventh straight win with a 12-6 victory over the host
San Diego Padres.
Gallardo (3-1) allowed three runs on as many hits and struck out six
in six innings to pick up the victory.
Mark Trumbo paced the Orioles with four RBIs and Manny Machado added
three in the Orioles' 12-hit attack.
Rays 4, Red Sox 0
Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore took a no-hitter into the sixth inning
and pitched seven shutout innings, outdueling former teammate David
Price (8-5) has just one win in his last seven starts, and he is now
0-3 as a visitor since being dealt from the Rays two years ago.
Astros 10, Angels 4
Jose Altuve was a homer short of the cycle, and the Houston Astros
completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 10-4
Altuve, who has an 11-game hitting streak, singled in the first
inning, tripled in the third and doubled in the fifth.
With a chance for the cycle in the sixth, he lined out to left. Then
in the ninth, he singled to left for his fourth hit.
George Springer and Luis Valbuena homered for Houston, which got a
serviceable performance on the mound from starter Dallas Keuchel
(5-9), who gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and three
walks to get the win.
Phillies 9, Diamondbacks 8 (10 innings)
Philadelphia pinch-hitter Tyler Goeddel hit a tie-breaking sacrifice
fly in the 10th inning as the Phillies completed a 9-8 victory over
the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Peter Bourjos beat out an infield single to shortstop with one out
off right-hander Silvino Bracho (0-2), and Cody Asche singled
Bourjos to third base to bring up Goeddel.
Left-hander Brett Oberholtzer, the Phillies' seventh pitcher, worked
around a one-out bunt single by Michael Bourn in the bottom of the
10th inning for his first career save.
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Yankees 9, Rangers 7
Brian McCann homered in consecutive at-bats and Didi Gregorius hit a
two-run home run with one outs in the bottom of the ninth as New
York rallied from a five-run deficit to defeat Texas.
After Alex Rodriguez lined out, McCann drove a 1-0 pitch from Sam
Dyson into the right-field seats.
Starlin Castro followed with a walk and Gregorius ended it by lining
the first pitch from Dyson into the right-center field into the
It was Gregorius' first career walk-off home run and touched off a
wild celebration at the plate.
Nationals 4, Mets 2
Max Scherzer allowed just two hits and no runs with 10 strikeouts in
7-1/3 innings and Dan Murphy hit two homers as the Nationals beat
the Mets 4-2, sweeping the three-game series against the defending
National League champions.
Murphy hit a solo shot in the second and a two-run homer in the
eighth to lift his average to .352 as he tied a career-high with 14
homers this year.
Brewers 7, Dodgers 0
Home runs from Ryan Braun and Kirk Nieuwenhuis and a career-high
eight shutout innings from right-hander Junior Guerra led the
Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Guerra (5-1) earned his second consecutive victory by holding the
Dodgers to just two hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Braun's home run was his 13th of the season and extended his hitting
streak to 10 games while Nieuwenhuis' hit his fifth.
White Sox 9, Twins 6
Brett Lawrie, Tyler Saladino and Todd Frazier all homered and James
Shields picked up his first win for the Chicago White Sox in a 9-6
victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Saladino homered in the fifth inning before Frazier followed up with
his solo shot in the sixth to give Shields some room to work with.
Shields (3-9) notched his first victory for the White Sox after he
surrendered a leadoff home run to Eduardo Nunez, but then settled in
to work 6-2/3 innings when he scattered eight hits, struck out five
and walked one.
Royals 3, Cardinals 2 (12 innings)
Alcides Escobar's one-out RBI double in the top of the 12th inning
lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis
Whit Merrifield started the rally with a double off Seth Maness
(0-2), St. Louis' eighth pitcher of the game, and advanced to third
on a wild pitch.
Escobar lined a 3-1 pitch down the right field line just in front of
a diving Stephen Piscotty as Merrifield scored.
Wang Chien-Ming (5-0) pitched the last two innings for the win as
Kansas City (41-36) won despite stranding 19 runners.
Athletics 7, Giants 1
Jed Lowrie and Yonder Alonso hit two-run homers, and rookie
left-hander Sean Manaea pitched 5-2/3 scoreless innings, leading
Oakland to a 7-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants.
Manaea (3-4) had been on the disabled list since June 14 with a
strained left forearm before being activated on Wednesday to make
his 10th career start. He gave up six hits, struck out four and
Pirates 8, Mariners 1
The Pittsburgh Pirates rolled out to a big early lead and rode
rookie starter Jameson Taillon to an 8-1 win over the Seattle
The 24-year-old Taillon (2-1) allowed just one run off six hits over
six innings in his fifth major league start.
Pirates right fielder Sean Rodriguez had two doubles, four RBIs and
scored twice as Pittsburgh (38-41) jumped out to an 8-0 lead through
the top of the fifth inning.
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